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WETA
Nov 18, 2009 4:00pm EST
is about. we're gointoo around the world to see what ssons we can learn fix america's sick, sick health care system. i' covered the world as a foreign correspondent, andight now i'm writing a book abo health carsystems seas. firsst on my tour is great britain, wre our family lived for five years even thougthe uk is our closest ropean ally, its alth ce solution that is, the vernment-run national health service-- may seem to close to soclism for most aman still, we can len something here. for about half of what we pa per person, the nhcovers everybodand s mewh tter health isti, longer lifexptancower iant mortaly. britain's national healt servicis dicatedo the oposition that you should never have to pay medical bill. the nhs, there's no insuran premium,o co-pay, fee at l. the system covers evybody. and, you kno when we lived here, my family got really gd care from the nhs, althoh we often had to wait to see doctor. and yet thwspars here are full of nhrrortories-- raoning, waiting lists, terrible mistake so i've come to london to e th nhs. is it an answer for the u., or just some horrle so
PBS
Nov 10, 2009 10:00pm EST
what lessons we can learn to fix america's sick, sick health care system. i've covered the world as a foreign correspondent, and right now i'm writing a book about health care systems overseas. first stop on my tour is great britain, where our family lived for five years. even though the uk is our closest european ally, its health care solution that is, the government-run national health service-- may seem too close to socialism for most americans. still, we can learn something here. for about half of what we pay per person, the nhs covers everybody and has somewhat better health statistics, longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality. britain's national health service is dedicated to the proposition that you should never have to pay a medical bill. in the nhs, there's no insurance premium, no co-pay, no fee at all. the system covers everybody. and, you know, when we lived here, my family got really good care from the nhs, although we often had to wait to see a doctor. and yet the newspapers here are full of nhs horror stories-- rationing, waiting lists, terrible mistakes. so
PBS
Nov 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
's from bank of america. and on the back it says 0% intro apr. >> yes, but there is an asterisk or whatever that mark, so i have to now read that footnote. i will have to remove my glasses to read it. it says, "for this, see disclosure summary insert for details." now i have to find a disclosure summary, which is the one here. so, on the outside, it says 0% intro apr; in here, it says that my apr is 11.9%, 15.9%, or 19.9%, right, and "the apr you receive is determined based on your credit worthiness," so i have no idea which one i am going to get when they approve me. >> bergman: so, disclosure, you say, doesn't work? >> i mean, look at how much time it takes for both of us to go through this. >> bergman: yeah, exactly. >> i think that your average consumer is not going to be able to translate what the real pricing is. >> bergman: now, you put out statements like this from providian. >> we did. we did, absolutely. >> bergman: well, the criticism is that it's exploiting the customer, the fact that they don't really understand what's going to happen. >> in a way, i will say yes. i
WETA
Nov 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
bank of america, to prott the cutting ofis credit line. >> and there's nobody at i can speak with at th point? okay, well, thank you ry much. they'rhaving extremely high call volumes. ey can't even take your call rit now. so, my guess is the poorittle six peop in that department are sy now. bergman: they're the few people w don't have to worry aboutheir jobs at bank of america. dead center here. >> bergman: thnew credit card act is not gng to help small siness owners like ben colls. thr cards are excluded from the law. >> it's a great overght because companies like me are the companies at are going to be the firstine of hiring. and the re difficult they make it for us to rvive and thriven this economy.. it's disappointing, and it left aad taste in my mouth. >> bergman: a national surve sayshat more than 50% of americans have had similar changes toheir credit cards of one kind or anoer. this means that tens of millions of americans are w facing mh higher monthly yments on their bills, which is especially tough in a b economy. >> i'm hanging on, iwhere i am. i am doing as mu as i can to increas
WETA
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
credit card bank, nk of america, to protesthe cutting of h credit line. >> and there's nobody th i can speak with at thisoint? okay, well, thank you ve much. they're ving extremely high call volumes. th can't even take your call righnow. so, my guess is the poor ltle six peoplen that department are bu now. >>ergman: they're the few people whoon't have to worry out their jobs at bank of america. dead center here. >> bergmanthe new credit card act is n going to help small buness owners like ben collin theicards are excluded from the law. >> it's a great ersight because companies li mine are the compans that are going to be the fst line of hiring. and e more difficult they make it for uso survive and thve in this econo... it's disappointing, anit's le a bad taste in my mouth. bergman: a national survey says tt more than 50% of americans have had similar changes to tir credit cards of one kind or anoth. is means that tens of millions of americans are no facing muchigher monthly payments on their bills, wch is especially tough in a bad economy. >> i'm hanging o is where i am. i am doing amu
WETA
Nov 26, 2009 3:00am EST
available speciast will be... bergman: collins called his credit card ba, bank of america, to protest e cutting of hisredit line. >> and there's nobodthat i can speak with at is point? okay, well, thank you veryuch. theye having extremely high call volumes. they can't even take your ca ght now. so, my guess is the po little six pele in that department arbusy now. >> bergman: they're the few peopleho don't have to worry abt their jobs at bank of america. dead center here. >> bergman: e new credit card act is notoing to help small busiss owners like ben collins. their rds are excluded from the law. >> it's a great ovsight because companies likeine are the companiethat are going to be the fir line of hiring. and thmore difficult they make it for us tsurvive and thri in this economy. it's disappointing, and 's left bad taste in my mouth. >>ergman: a national survey says thamore than 50% of ericans have had similar changes to the credit cards of one kind or another this means that tens of millions of americans arnow facinguch higher monthly payments on their bills, whi especially tough in a
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